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  • In tribute to Dame Margaret Seward, 1935-2021

    The BDA has paid tribute to its former president Dame Margaret Seward, following news of her recent death.

    Date: 23 July 2021

    In tribute to Dame Margaret Seward, 1935-2021


  • ​Cosmetic injectables under MPs’ spotlight

    The BDA has urged dentists to be appropriately protected, as MPs call on the government to end the 'Wild West' of non-surgical beauty treatments.

    Date: 23 July 2021

    ​Cosmetic injectables under MPs’ spotlight


  • 3% uplift: Fair pay must remain the rule

    The BDA has said a long-term approach to pay is now required to keep NHS dentistry viable, following confirmation of a 3% pay award.

    Date: 21 July 2021

    3% uplift: Fair pay must remain the rule


  • Dentists: Expansion of sugar tax a litmus test for government on prevention

    The BDA has backed recommendations set in the second part of the Food Strategy to expand the sugar tax to cover foods high in sugar and salt.

    Date: 15 July 2021

    Dentists: Expansion of sugar tax a litmus test for government on prevention


  • BDA: New GDC Chair a chance to turn the page

    The British Dental Association has responded to the General Dental Councils' appointment of new Chair, Baron Harris of Haringey (Lord Toby Harris).

    Date: 15 July 2021

    BDA: New GDC Chair a chance to turn the page


  • Health Bill must give primary care a seat at the table on commissioning

    The BDA has joined with partners across primary care to ensure dentists, pharmacists, opticians and audiologists to have a proper voice on Integrated Care Boards set to be handed responsibility for commissioning decisions.

    Date: 14 July 2021

    Health Bill must give primary care a seat at the table on commissioning


  • Healthcare organisations call for mandatory facemasks

    Healthcare organisations from across England have written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for face masks to be mandatory in healthcare settings.

    Date: 14 July 2021

    Healthcare organisations call for mandatory facemasks


  • Dentists urge Patel to drop plans for inaccurate, unethical dental checks on migrants

    The BDA has urged Home Secretary Priti Patel to think again on plans to introduce dental checks to establish the age of Channel migrants.

    Date: 07 July 2021

    Dentists urge Patel to drop plans for inaccurate, unethical dental checks on migrants


  • Dentists: We can’t ‘learn to live with COVID’ without support

    The BDA has issued an open letter to new Health Secretary Sajid Javid following the Prime Minister’s comments that the country has to ‘learn to live with COVID’, stressing that urgent support and policy change are now required if services are to return to anything resembling normal.

    Date: 06 July 2021

    Dentists: We can’t ‘learn to live with COVID’ without support


  • NHS Dentistry: No turning back to broken system in Wales

    BDA Wales has lauded the statement today from Baroness Morgan, which indicates there will be no return to the failed system NHS dentistry operated to prior to COVID.

    Date: 01 July 2021

    NHS Dentistry: No turning back to broken system in Wales


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